About

Soggy @ Arecibo

The Soggy Astronomer, otherwise known as Sorin, has been interested in science and space for as long as he can remember. He relocated from Seattle to Denver 2 years ago, but still struggles to find clear nights. He acquired his first quality telescope in November 2013. Sorin realized astrophotography wasn’t quite as hard as the experts would have us believe, so he decided to share some of his experiences to make it easier for others.

One persistent challenge for astronomy in Seattle was the weather; Seattle has 294 cloudy or partly cloudy days a year, including 152 rainy days. That leaves 71 days of clear skies, and explains the name. Having moved to Denver, Sorin has already managed to get himself soaking wet due to the many thunder storms that role in more quickly than you might think.

If you have thoughts to share, questions on astronomy or astrophotography, or a subject you’d like to see covered please get in touch!

One Final Note

This website is a hobby for me. In addition to actually enjoying astrophotography, I enjoy writing about the process and equipment I’m using. I do include affiliate links on some of these pages in the hope of covering the basic costs for operating this site, and maybe funding an accessory or two. I also include links to products and sites for which I have no affiliate association or relationship, because I like the products. I’m not going to direct you to poor quality gear or give a positive review of something I really don’t like in the hope of making a buck. If you do wind up finding the site helpful and are looking to purchase some of the products mentioned, you might consider doing so through the links on this site to Orion Telescopes or B&H Photo Video. That said, do shop around in case you can find a better price.